Windows 7 Not Recognizing DVDs, Help plz

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by tareqfared, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. tareqfared

    tareqfared MDL Novice

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    Windows 7 Not Recognizing DVDs, but it Recognize CD.
    i format my laptop recently , i instal windows 7
    plz help me
    thx
     
  2. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Need info,

    Version of windows 7, model of laptop, model of dvd drive. What software are you trying to view DVD's with.

    Does your drive recognise your windows7 dvd, can you browse the files on the disk?
     
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  3. twiz

    twiz MDL Senior Member

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    Your DVD drive is dirty or possibly dying.
    My Pioneer DVR-160D drive (many years old) stopped reading DVDs completely and would only read CDs. I blew out the dust and it started reading some DVDs again. Cleaned it with a DVD Cleaning kit and it would read all DVDs.
    A few years later, it's having trouble reading some DVDs again.
     
  4. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Wow, first post of yours in days that didn't have the words F**k and Stunna in it. Just kidding.
     
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  5. Super001

    Super001 MDL Member

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    #5 Super001, Oct 18, 2009
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    try the DVD/CD ROM on like portable windows version,to check if this problm realted to th Windows 7 or just ur DVD is dying:D
    and try to clean it anyways .
     
  6. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    #7 Dolorous Edd, Oct 18, 2009
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    Try browsing a DVD (movie disk is fine, should see two folders).

    Try playing the DVD in windows media player (or third party dvd decoder).
    If you are only having problems with ANYDVD then your drive may be fine, close anydvd and try watching a movie or using a data dvd to see if the drive is actually reading and seeing files.
     
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  7. tareqfared

    tareqfared MDL Novice

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    Try browsing a DVD (movie disk is fine, should see two folders).
    i cant browsing at all ,
    Try playing the DVD in windows media player (or third party dvd decoder).
    i cant ,when i try , windows media player freeze
     
  8. tareqfared

    tareqfared MDL Novice

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    hey
    my problem id still there
    help me plz
    thx
     
  9. twiz

    twiz MDL Senior Member

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    Did you try to clean it?